The NCL strives to create and nurture meaningful relationships with fellow cyber organizations, and we would love to partner with you! Our goal is to provide our community members with the most valuable resources and continuous opportunities to network and thrive within the cybersecurity community at large. We are better together and know that mission alignment is an important aspect to continue to provide adequate support and encouragement for those who are beginning their cyber careers.
Some of our Partnership benefits:
- Cross Promotion of events and initiatives
- Logo exchange
- Exclusive invitation to participate in NCL Community events
- Your community will be given access to all NCL events
- Acknowledgement of Partnership on our social media/newsletter
- Opportunity to collaborate on unique and exciting program initiatives - let's work together!
We'd love to connect and find ways to reinforce an inclusivity and diversity across the cyber community, feel free to reach out to Emily Kalandranis at email@example.com to set a time to chat and we can explore the possibilities together.
Special Thanks to Our NCL Partners
CompTIA is a non-profit trade association and one of the learning providers of vendor-neutral IT certifications. The partnership between NCL and CompTIA helps students explore career pathways and earn credentials to launch their cybersecurity careers. Together, we have mapped the nine NCL categories to CompTIA’s relevant cybersecurity certifications as well as the NIST NICE Work Roles.
This mapping is helpful to students who identify which NCL challenges can help them prepare for their certification exams or identify CompTIA certifications that may complement their existing schools.
For students who already have a CompTIA certification, their participation in the NCL will count towards their CEU requirements to renew their certifications. CEUs will be awarded based on the percentage of the total points scored in each NCL category during the Individual Game. Students can calculate their CEUs using the table below and an official calculation will be listed on their Scouting Report.
Category / Percentage of Points Scored
50% - 74%
75% - 100%
Open Source Intelligence
Network Traffic Analysis
Web Application Exploitation
Enumeration and Exploitation
Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) founded in 2013, is an organization dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity. WiCyS creates opportunities through professional development programs, conferences, career fairs and more and is supported by the Strategic Partner efforts of the NCL. The NCL is proud to continue to host the onsite Capture the Flag event for the WiCyS Conference, inviting attendees to compete in the virtual event, taking on realistic industry skill-based challenges designed to test and build participants’ hands-on cybersecurity skills. Together we embrace the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the cybersecurity community and remain committed to support women in their cyber career journeys.
One in Tech is an ISACA foundation that seeks to philanthropically support the mission of advancing the professional space and addressing issues with diversity and inclusion. Through our joint partnership, One in Tech has made over $100,000 in scholarships available to NCL players from underrepresented groups within the cybersecurity industry. These scholarships provide enormous financial support to students to continue their education and pursue a cybersecurity career.
BlackGirlsHack Foundation (BGH Foundation) is a national cybersecurity nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and resources to underserved communities and increasing diversity in cyber. BGH Foundation partners with Cyber Skyline and National Cyber League for the BlackKidsHack and We Got Next Cyber K-12 cybersecurity programs to help provide exposure and certification to underrepresented youth. The NCL also supports SquadCon presented by BGH: a cybersecurity conference that will include talks, labs, workshops, discussions, CTFs and panels to move towards the mission of improving diversity in ethical hacking. While BGH Foundation was created to help address the issues surrounding Black girls and women and their entry into cybersecurity, the organization and all of their programs are open to all.
The Diana Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit corporation registered in Las Vegas Nevada. Their mission is to elevate, inspire, and support women and non-binary people of all races, cultures, and backgrounds through every stage of their Information Security career with education, collaboration, and resources offered online and at inclusive and welcoming conferences.
Latinas In Cyber (LAIC) is dedicated to building cybersecurity pathways for Latinas and creating the next generation of Latina leaders in cyber. LAIC’s mission is to bridge the gender and diversity gap in the cybersecurity industry by providing Latinas with community, networking, education, and resource opportunities in the world of cybersecurity.
Founded in 2012, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a National 501(c)3 non-profit community, focused on empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity industry. WSC’s mission is to advance women in cybersecurity careers by providing programs and partnerships that promote hands-on training, networking, education, mentoring, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities.
CYBER.ORG, formerly The National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), is a cybersecurity workforce development organization that targets K-12 students with cyber career awareness, curricular resources and teacher professional development. The United States Department of Homeland Security supports CYBER.ORG through a grant from the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) to develop and distribute cyber, STEM, and computer science curricula to educators across the country
picoCTF gamifies cybersecurity education by providing a safe and unique hands on experience. Challenges are presented in a graduated onramp of puzzles where participants learn to reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, and think creatively and critically to capture the flags. picoCTF is proud to be the largest free cybersecurity learning platform in the world, with over 200,000 active learners.